I think this thread needs a healthy dose of context.
Click the link, scroll down, and click where it says "Click here to play audio".
President Obama Visits Langhorne, Pa. Wind Turbine Manufacturer Gamesa CBS Philly
You don't have to read the article. I posted the article because contains a link to the only full copy of Obama's speech I could find. Every video I saw was heavily edited. Maybe I could have searched longer, but I'm simply not going to put in that much effort. The audio works fine.
Basically, the video posted by Kip isn't telling the entire story. What Obama was doing in that speech wasn't telling people off or not caring about gas prices... or even being hypocritical about his position regarding crude oil prices. He was addressing the 3 ways in which he believes fuel prices can be reduced, based on a question asked by someone in the audience. What was caught in that video was a tiny snippet of a bad joke that came back to bite him.
Now after listening to Obama, I do NOT agree with his approach, as I believe fully 50% or more of the cost of each barrel of oil is because of speculators, not demand, not fuel economy of vehicles, etc. Sure, increasing fuel mileage and reducing overall demand can help a little, but it's only going to be a small fraction of the price. When fully half the price is because of Wall Street unregulated speculation, that's what needs to be addressed.
Bush never acknowledged it, and apparently Obama is ignoring it too... even though he did briefly mention it when he announced forming a task force to investigate fuel pricing.
Basically, the Don Smith show is wrong because it took things out of context and twisted the meaning around. So before people go blindly agreeing with the Don Smith Show, they may want to take a reality check first.
By the way, a quick search on Google can find plenty of articles written during Bush's administration touting the so-called "benefits" of higher fuel prices. So no, it's not some liberal media agenda blindly following behind Obama.
Don Smith can suck it.